BA in Film & Digital Arts
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Film & Digital Arts
Our BA allows four possible concentrations: Film Production, Gaming, Animation, or Film History and Criticism.
Film & Digital Arts (no concentration)
BA students who do not choose a concentration in Production, Animation, Gaming or Film History, may opt for a more flexible course of study in which they explore two or more of these areas.
The concentration in Film Production requires the same core classes as the BFA but allows you to take more classes outside the major. So, if you have a strong interest in another artistic field—such as music, acting, photography, or electronic arts—there is enough flexibility in this concentration to pursue those passions.
In this concentration, students will bring characters and stories to life through a range of animation techniques. Working across the disciplines, students are trained in essential animation software and skills, while taking classes in drawing, screenwriting, business practices, and video production. Acquiring a wide-ranging knowledge of aesthetics, narrative, and the digital media landscape, students become the versatile and collaborative artists that animation and film companies want to hire.
This concentration, created in consultation with UNM alumni employed at the world’s most prestigious gaming and special effects studios, offers the broad range of skills that tech companies are looking for. Working across the disciplines, students are trained in essential software and computer programming, while taking classes in drawing, screenwriting, business practices, and video production. Acquiring a wide-ranging knowledge of aesthetics, narrative, and the digital media landscape, students become the versatile and collaborative artists that tech companies want to hire.
Film History and Criticism
You will study the work of great filmmakers and examine the most significant moments in cinema history. Alfred Hitchcock, the French New Wave, film comedy, science fiction, the horror film, and German Expressionism are just a few of the fascinating topics you can explore.
This concentration offers a broad foundation in visual art and culture, emphasizing cinema’s aesthetic achievements and cultural contexts. Although you are not required to make movies, you may take up to 15 credit hours in production courses.
Film & Digital Arts Class Schedules
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